Founded in 1761, Faber-Castell is now in the 8th generation of the same family. Faber-Castell is the world's leading manufacturer of wood-cased pencils, with over 1800 million graphite and colour pencils made per year.
The natural forests covering roughly 2,800 hectares are spread throughout the pine forests and have provided an excellent development space for flora and fauna for more than 20 years. Since 1992, Faber-Castell has co-operated with independent biologists in Brazil who have been recording the development of both flora and fauna. The annual inventories have shown a significant increase in the diversity of species.
[Source 2012][More on Forests]
The Faber-Castell forests and factories have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), world's forestry experts, including organizations such as Greenpeace and WWF.
[Source 2017][More on Forests]
This website by German NGO Earth Link rates companies on their corporate policies against child labour, production monitoring and accusations of child labour. This company received at least one green mark, and no red marks, indicating good performance in one or more of these areas.
[Source 2013][More on Human Rights]
This company is a member of the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative. They have signed the Leadership Declaration, thereby committing to the integration of biodiversity conservation concerns into their entrepreneurial actions and management systems.
[Source 2015][More on Habitats]
Voluntarily commits itself to assuring, in all subsidiaries, the terms of employment and working conditions recommended by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The charter includes, amongst other things, a ban on child labour, a guarantee of safe and hygienic working conditions, and also equal opportunities and treatment, regardless of race, religion, sex, or nationality. A committee checks at regular intervals that the terms are being complied with.
[Source 2012][More on Workers Rights]
This company is a participant in WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN), which seeks to mainstream the principles of responsible forest management and sustainable trade throughout the global forest products industry, by providing technical assistance and fostering linkages between committed companies. Independent forest certification is a key tool in this process.
[Source 2015][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
|Company Structure||Family owned private company|
|Subsidiaries||A.W. Faber-Castell (Aust.) Pty Ltd|
Products / BrandsFaber-Castell Australia
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Faber Castell Erasers & Sharpeners
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Faber Castell Pencils & Colouring
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